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What is 'VG-1'?

Precursor of VG10, another popular stainless steel choice for making Japanese knives. Typically has an HRC of 58+, and has great edge retention. Originally made by Takefu Special Steel Company in Japan.

A high-carbon molybdenum stainless steel that contains 0.95–1.05% carbon, 13–15% chromium, 0.2–0.4% molybdenum, and less than 0.25% nickel.

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